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Carboys - Which is best for your use

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Glass Carboy Benefits

Plastic Carboy Benefits

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Conical Fermenter

  • One step brewing
  • You can collect the yeast after for future batches
  • Time saver on transferring and cleaning

Which carboy is used for what I need? 

When do I use a 6 Gallon / 23 Litre Carboy?

23 Litres are generally used for the majority of Home Wine Kits and canned beer kits and some wort kits. When it comes to bottling wine, expect 30 bottles of 750 mL bottles (the regular sized wine bottle) - or 2 and a half dozen. When bottling beer a beer kit, expect 60 regular beer bottles (371 ml) 

When do I use a 5 Gallon / 20 Litre Carboy?

5 Gallon or 20 Litre Carboys are generally used for Fresh Juices for wine making, partial mashes and all grain fermentation batches. Because beer fermentations can be really active, some brewer choose to ferment in a 23L Carboy (rather than in buckets)  and then rack (transfer) into a 5 Gallon ( 20 Liter Carboy). 

When do I use a 3 Gallon / 10 Litre Carboy?  

3 Gallon carboys are used for specialty wine kits such as sherry, ice wine and other kits. This 10 Litres are also really great for test batches or for fruit wine and beer making. 

 

Main Features of Gallon Jugs

1 Gallon Jugs have a alot of different uses. They are great for test batches, spill off or excess from transferring, or quick brewing. If you are limited in space, 1 Gallons are also a good start. We also carry open mouthed 1 Gallon jars which can be used for pickling or kambucha! 

 

What rubber bung do I need for my carboy?

For the 5 Gallon, 23 Liter and 3 Gallon carboys mouths are generally the same. Using #6.5 or #7 rubber bungs are the most used.


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